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Does The Internet Cause More Harm Than Good?
 
# 1 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 16:35
 
 
Does the internet cause more harm than good?

It offers information on almost everything, which can be both good and bad depending on who is utilising it.

It offers people a way to socalise without going out. This is great for people with problems being in public but also some people turn into hermits.

What else can it offer?
What else can it take away from?

Overall, do you think its been worth it?
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# 2 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 16:41
 
 
Yes
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# 3 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 16:47
 
 
It's an outlet for those of us who can't be bother to go out and an amazment of strange and wonderful people, but it will never beat getting out with "real" friends face to face and having a old fashioned catch up. Of course times like now, kills the boredom in work
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# 4 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 16:50
 
 
Raped on Facebook.

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# 5 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 16:58
 
 
Is there too much rape on the internet?
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# 6 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 17:04
 
 
There is too much sexting.
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# 7 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 17:13
 
 
There's not enough sexing.
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# 8 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 18:28
 
 
Is sexting a bad thing?
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# 9 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 18:54
 
 
We would never have found out about the lizard people without the internet.
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# 10 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 20:01
 
 
No.
The internet does more good than harm.
It does some harm, but it does more good.
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# 11 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 20:09
 
 
It's good for old people who can't drive to the shop but can order online, like through Tesco Direct.

It's also bad because people can order products like whitening creams that are not a good idea.
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# 12 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 20:29
 
 
Someone said :
It's also bad because people can order products like whitening creams that are not a good idea.

Post of the year.
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# 13 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 20:33
 
 
My touchstone is the fact that when I was a teenager, information on gay issues was hard to come by. When I was in college, in the 1980s, I did not know where the gey bars or clubs were, or what gat organisations existed. Yes, gay issues did surface in the newspapers from time to time -- I remember seeing the book review of Out For Ourselves and a photograph in the Irish Independent the day after UCD's Gay Soc was officially recognised for the first time -- but these nuggets depended on somebody doing something, the editor covering it, and me happening to see that item. It also was generally not information that was directly useful to me in my closet. Now, the 15-year-old or 19-year-old can access a wider range of information, at the time of their choosing. And provided they remember to lock their phone or delete their browsing history, Daddy doesn't have to know.
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# 14 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 22:29
 
 
Someone said :
My touchstone is the fact that when I was a teenager, information on gay issues was hard to come by. When I was in college, in the 1980s, I did not know where the gey bars or clubs were, or what gat organisations existed. Yes, gay issues did surface in the newspapers from time to time -- I remember seeing the book review of Out For Ourselves and a photograph in the Irish Independent the day after UCD's Gay Soc was officially recognised for the first time -- but these nuggets depended on somebody doing something, the editor covering it, and me happening to see that item. It also was generally not information that was directly useful to me in my closet. Now, the 15-year-old or 19-year-old can access a wider range of information, at the time of their choosing. And provided they remember to lock their phone or delete their browsing history, Daddy doesn't have to know.

I think that's a very important point and something that people under 30 or so will not realise: the internet has empowered a generation (two generations?) of young gay people by making it possible for them not to feel alone.
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# 15 : Wednesday 30-10-2013 @ 22:53
 
 
I have to say unequivocally no. The question is worth asking and is a good one but I feel that the answer has to be a strong no. The internet has blazed the world and completely transformed our societies and its strengths grow and grow. Look at the effects of the internet in the developing world? In the Middle East it has literally launched revolutions in the name of freedom. There is so much more to say, gay freedom, sexually liberty, virtually ubiquitous access to nearly endless information, building links between disparate communities and cultures, providing a vital link home for emigrants, the spread of access to unimaginable art, music, television, film, literature in virtually all languages on the Planet, and commerce the money.
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